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Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Aston Villa

Wolves to draw 1-1 with Aston Villa- 6/1!


At 6/1, a £10 bet would return £70!

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Aston Villa

May 06, 2023

3:00 pm GMT+1

Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Aston Villa match preview

Aston Villa’s unbeaten run is now over, so can they get their European push back on track in this all-Midlands affair?

Last Sunday, the Villans suffered their first defeat since 18 February, narrowly beaten 1-0 by Manchester United.

The Claret and Blue Army would’ve left Old Trafford with, at least, a share of the spoils, had it not been for some miraculous last-ditch defending.

Before this, Unai Emery’s team had accumulated 26 points from ten matches, guiding Villa to their longest unbeaten streak in the top-flight since March 2010.

So, Aston Villa kick off in eighth, needing to finish seventh or higher to end their 13-year exile from UEFA competition.

Wolverhampton Wanderers themselves have recent expirence of away days on the continent, reaching the Europa League quarter-finals as recently as 2020.

These days, Wolves fans just want to see a reaction after their team were demolished 6-0 by Brighton last weekend.

This is the Wanderers’ joint-heaviest defeat of all time, most-recently losing a top-flight game by six in 1968.

In truth, that heavy defeat came completely out of nowhere, given that Julen Lopetegui’s team had won three out of four beforehand.

Although, all of these wins came at home, with eight of Wolves’ ten victories this season coming at Molineux, their only road wins coming at the current bottom two, Everton and Southampton.

Wolves are actually unbeaten in four meetings with Aston Villa, last enjoying a longer streak in this fixture in 1960.

So, can Villa win at Molineux, with supporters in attendance, for the first time in 11 years?

Wolverhampton Wanderers team news

Following last weekend’s drubbing, expect Julen Lopetegui to make changes.

He had been deploying a 4-4-2, which had yielded three successive home wins, so will he stick with this shape?

With Rayan Aït-Nouri and Jonny out injured, Toti could return at left-back, in place of Hugo Bueno.

Matheus Cunha could return in attack, possibly displacing Diego Costa.

Defender Nélson Semedo would miss Wolves’ next two fixtures, Manchester United (A) and Everton (H), if booked.

Predicted XI (4-4-2): José Sá; Semedo, Dawson, Kilman, Toti; Lemina, Neves, Nunes, Neto; Hee-chan Hwang, Cunha.

Aston Villa team news

Despite defeat last Sunday, Unai Emery could name an unchanged XI.

Leander Dendoncker will face the side he made 159 appearances for, alongside Douglas Luiz at the base of midfield.

Ollie Watkins has been on fire in 2023, scoring 12 goals, seven of which have come in away games.

Predicted XI (4-5-1): Martínez; Young, Konsa, Mings, Moreno; Douglas Luiz, Dendoncker, McGinn, Buendía, Ramsey; Watkins.

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

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